The stretch of Southern California from Los Angeles in the north to San Diego in the south contains some of the most popular attractions in the world. Start in the place where glamour is an export industry; that’s HOLLYWOOD as the 45-foot high sign conveniently points out. And if you need proof that dreams can indeed come true, stroll the Walk of Fame where the silver screen’s finest find sidewalk immortality.
Get even closer to the movie magic at Universal Studios, which combines Hollywood buzz with the fun of a theme park. Films like Jurassic Park and The Mummy Returns come to life through rides and performances. Then head to Beverly Hills (swimming pools, movie stars) to peer through the fences of some fabulous mansions and hit the shops (or at least look in the windows) of upscale fashion mecca Rodeo Drive. And of course if that’s out of your price range there are cheaper shopping options.
LA’s southern neighbor Orange County contains not only the theme parks of Anaheim and Buena Park but the stunning beaches of the Californian Riviera as well. Newport Beach and its sheltered harbor offer waterside thrills; head to Balboa Fun Zone for great views in an old-style boardwalk atmosphere.
Then follow the freeway south to end up in San Diego, where you’ll find even more great beaches and enviable quality of life. Animal attractions are big in California’s second city; there’s SeaWorld with its renowned marine mammals, San Diego Wild Animal Park and of course the Zoo, one of the world’s biggest and best. And once the sun sets on another perfect day, you can explore the city’s lively downtown nightlife or head back to Los Angeles.
Reply by Viator, April 2013
Doing what: LA Shopping Extravaganza Tour
Very helpful and informative driver....we enjoyed the your hoped for a little bit longer time to shop....those tours should be scheduled to start earlier
Reply by Viator, July 2012
Doing what: Los Angeles by Night
Berj was our driver. First we went to universal city walk for 45 min for dinner, then Hollywood blvd for 45 min, then we saw some celebrity homes, sunset blvd, rodeo drive and la city. Enjoyed the quick tour as that's all the time we could afford.